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Join - 2 pair + 1 pair

In English Midland lace, such as Bedfordshire, sometimes you need to join 2 pairs (from a plait or a tally to a single pair. The single pair may come from a foorside, and needs to return to the footside. That means the single pair needs to cross the other 2 pairs, and then return.

How to do a Join - 2 pair + 1 pair

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Description: This is not possible to describe using the cross/twist system, since six bobbins are involved.

Working: Here the pairs are not treated like single threads, as in lazy joins. Instead, they behave conventionally. All stitches are cloth stitch. The single pair is worked across the other two pairs. Put a pin between the single pair and the rest. Then work the single pair back again.

Join - 2 pair + 1 pair
The worker pair from the cloth stitch joins the 2 pairs in the plait. See pattern 83.

You may need to cross the single pair over the other 2 pairs, and not return.

How to do a Join - 2 pair + 1 pair

Repeat Step

Working: All stitches are cloth stitch. The single pair is worked across the pair closest to it. Put a pin between the two threads of the single pair. Then work the single pair through the other pair.